Whether it’s air travel or Internet, the time-honoured Canuck reflex is to boldly pacify the masses with the security blanket of quasi-monopolies, contends Convivium contributor Peter Menzies.
Convivium brings you news, commentary and research on issues affecting daily life for Canadians of all faiths.
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Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition stands unsurprised at this week's news of Dr. Ellen Wiebe's exoneration after she administered death to a patient in a facility where Medical Aid in Dying is prohibited.
The agenda of an upcoming meeting of Catholic bishops looks heavy on romantic primitivism, but more than a little light on understanding of original sin, detects Convivium Editor-in-Chief Father Raymond de Souza.
Enjoy this series of touching and uplifting messages from Jean Vanier, Companion of the Order of Canada and founder of L'Arche on the occasion of Canada's Sesquicentennial Anniversary.
As the Conservative leadership race approaches its climax, we bring you Convivium contributor Alan Hustak's 2014 interview with Andrew Scheer. Examining the role of faith in public and personal life, the former Speaker of the House of Commons shares his perspective on parliament and his own robust Roman Catholic faith.
Brent McCamon recounts a visit to the National Gallery and reflects on how one evening visit to the art gallery became an opportunity to consider free speech and "the Peterson Phenomenon."
Photography is the art of seeing, which can bring the sacred to light and give pause to reflect, to ponder, to pray. Submissions welcomed for consideration: email@example.com.
There is something in the uniqueness and stillness of a sunset that moves my heart.
A cup of something deliciously warm to my side, I wrap my toes under the blanket as I listen to the soundtrack of the world happening outside my window.
The wings of the butterfly flutter by, landing every so often to pause and allow those around to wonder at its beauty.
The rush of lightning is fierce and strong, cracking into the surface of the forest and burning up the sky with light amid darkness.
Millions of Canadians live their faith through everyday acts. Voices From the Crowd seeks to stitch those stories together. Submissions welcomed for consideration: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this second part of a two-part series, Brett Fawcett encourages a glance upwards as a means to finding God in the beyond.
With the prospect of humankind traveling in outer space and living on other planets, there comes a need for spiritual readiness and strategies, writes Convivium contributor Brett Fawcett. This is the first of a two-part series on the subject.
With information flying towards us at lightning speed like a game of Tetris, our capacity to love and attend to others is hindered, writes Phillip Johnston.